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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE AUGUST 18, 1994
Gunman nabs cash at Island gas station
Kimberly Kramer's morning duties opening the
Citgo gas station and convenience store at 31st Street
and Gulf Drive were abruptly interrupted at 6 a.m.
Kramer was confronted by a man wearing a
sweatshirt over his head, pointing a gun, who wanted
the money in the safe.
The suspect is described as a white male, approxi-
mately five-foot, eight-inches tall, wearing a bluish
flannel shirt, with possibly short brown hair.
According to Holmes Beach Det. Nancy Rogers,
the suspect ordered Kramer to open the drop safe.
Kramer followed the gunman's orders and handed over
an undetermined amount of money. While still on the
floor at the safe, Kramer told police the gunman or-
dered her not to look at him and to crawl into the back
room and count to 100. Kramer told police she only
waited a few moments before calling 911.
At almost the same time as Kramer's 911 call,
Deputy Ed Georgie of the Holmes Beach Police pulled
into the Citgo parking lot. A Manatee County Sheriff's
Deputy reported a suspicious person walking in the
area but the subject ran and got away.
Holmes Beach police report no suspects.
Anna Maria begins I SCREAM F
search for new
By Mark Ratliff
,Many are called, few will be considered and only
one will be chosen. That's the credo of a committee
that has been formed to recommend a replacement for
Anna Maria Public Works Director/Building Inspector
Don Tarantola who tendered his resignation last month.
The seven-member "screening" committee met last
week to decide how it would go about selecting the new
city employee, and is expected to have a list narrowed
down by the time of its next meeting Aug. 18 at 8:30
a.m. Nearly 40 applicants are in the running.
But Anna Maria Vice Mayor Max Znika says the
"short list" the committee comes up with is apt to epito-
mize the term, for the requirements the city has laid
down are very stringent.
"The committee wants someone who meets the
new state statutes," Znika says.
Part of the dissatisfaction Tarantola expressed prior
to handing in his resignation was that he was mandated
to meet the state requirements and was not being given
enough time to do so.
Apparently Tarantola is in good company. Most
applications the city has received lack documentation
that the candidates for the public works director/build-
ing inspector job possess the state's prerequisites. It's that time of year again when
"One or two people may meet it," Znika says. parents have the unenviable job of
The screening committee consists of Znika, Doug taking their children in for their school
Wolfe, Harry Boothe, Tom Turner, Luanne Collins, immunizations, and as can be seen
Steve Kring and Dale Woodland. Although Znika and here, neither five-and-a-half-year-old
Wolfe are both members of the committee, only one of Sarah White nor her mom, Gazella,
them will be present whenever the committee meets, seem to be enjoying the shot the child is
Znika says, because there might be problems with the getting from Nurse Vitaree White, LPN.
Sunshine Law since both men are also members of the But all is not in vain (or pain, as the
city commission. case may be), for after the needling
In addition to recommending Tarantola's replace- experience at the county health
ment a recommendation that will have to be ap- department's mobile van which was
proved by the city commission -the screening com- at the Community Center last week -
mittee is also reviewing and revising the job descrip- Sarah's grandmother bought her some
tion for the position, which is shown on the city's pro- ice cream at Peach's, making her a
posed 1994-95 budget as being salaried at $28,000. much happier kindergarten-bound
Znika says the actual pay will be "negotiable based on camper. Islander Photos: Mark Ratliff
qualifications and experience."
... while search for Bradenton Beach
Building Official ends again
Despite finding and they thought hiring a
new building official, Bradenton Beach officials now
find themselves again searching for a replacement for
David Jones was offered and accepted the $30,000-
a-year post. However, he declined the offer last week,
citing financial losses if he took an early retirement
from his job as construction manager for Hillsborough
Bradenton Beach City Council members are ex-
pected to offer the job to G. J. "Whitey" MoranThurs-
day during the city council meeting. Moran was the
second choice of city council members during ballot-
ing on the three finalists for the position.
Moran has more than 30 years construction expe-
rience. He lists his qualifications as including being the
former Winter Springs building official; former build-
ing director for Tarpon Springs; and former chief build-
ing inspector for Altamonte Springs. He is state certi-
fied as a building official, code analyst, mechanical
code analyst, fire code analyst, plumbing codes analyst,
fire inspector, plans examiner, plumbing plans exam-
iner and mechanical plans examiner.
Moran lists his career objective as seeking a "chal-
lenging position directing the construction regulation
activities of a progressive governmental entity. Position
must allow the effective utilization of extensive expe-
rience and abilities."
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Island Food changes..................................... 5
Opinions ....................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ................... ... 7
Announcements ......................... 10
Stir-it-up ........................................................ 13
Bus schedules............................................. 14
Streetlife ..................................................... 15
Anna Maria tides ........................... ......... 17
Real estate .................................................... 20
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
10 PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 18, 1994 M THE ISlANDER BYSTANDER
Islanders respond, German student finds home
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
It pays to advertise, some people say.
When Ellie Wagener came into The Islander By-
stander office to place a classified ad two weeks ago,
she had just about given up hope.
Wagener, who had traveled from Germany with
her 17-year-old son, had arranged a home and family
to take care of Dennis while he attended Manatee High
School this year.
But when they arrived on Anna Maria Island, they
learned the family they had found a year ago could not
take Dennis into the now-broken home.
When The Islander Bystander heard Wegener's
story, we decided to help with a little more than the
classified ad. Last week we ran a cover story with their
"The response was great," says Ellie. "We had
many calls and five or six offers from Island families
who said Dennis could come to live with them."
When Greg Oberhofer, a builder who lives in
Holmes Beach, read about the Wageners in The Is-
lander Bystander, called his wife, Sheila, and joked
that he found a roommate for their son, Ian, 16.
"The family took a poll," says Sheila, "and then we
Sheila and Greg have two children, Ian, and
Ashley, 3, and they live with Sheila's mother.
"Ian loves basketball and the same kind of music
Dennis does," says Sheila. "It just seemed like it was
meant to be."
The families are still working out the details. It seems
that Dennis may only stay for one semester instead of a
whole year, visas must be changed and then, Sheila says,
"there's about 2 inches of paperwork to do."
"We're going to give it a try," laughs Sheila.
Ellie Wagener and her son new Island resident
and high school student Dennis.
'Sand wars' may pit Anna Maria against Longboat
By Bob Ardren
The war of words over who can use sand in the
region's tidal inlets may be moving north to Anna Maria,
pitting Islanders against residents of Longboat Key.
"Hot spots," as they're called by Longboat Key
officials really just three badly eroded areas along
Longboat's newly nourished beach spurred the lat-
Longboat Key last year underwent a $14 million
island-long beach nourishment project. Despite claims
the project would protect the key for upwards of 10
years from the advance of winds and waves eating
away the beach, in less than 12 months Longboat Key
officials there are clamoring for more sand to protect
the island's condominiums and Gulffront homes.
Longboat Key's sand, it seems, didn't stick to the
shore, but instead migrated off the island. What once
was 150 feet of beach is now 20-30 feet in places,
prompting Longboat officials to begin the search for
Longboat Pass and New Pass are the hoped-for
sites of the new beach, removing sand from shoals in
the two navigation channels. A dispute has arisen,
though, over the amount of sand Longboat Key offi-
cials want and the proportions Longboat Key is will-
ing to share in the sand squabble between Longboat
Key and its neighbors, the City of Sarasota and
Longboat.Key wants a 50/50 split for sand from its
neighbors to the north and south. It is estimated that
about 250,000 cubic yards of sand is shoaled in
Longboat Pass. New Pass has 250,000-300,000 cubic
yards. Longboat Key needs between 235,000-333,000
cubic yards of sand to repair the island's "hot spots."
To give you some idea of the
quantity of sand involved, remem- Lonbboat Key oj
ber that a normal dump truck can use a combination
carry about five cubic yards of "sausages" and,
sand. L . -
There is a problem with the
sand distribution, though the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
the City of Sarasota had agreed to
a 15/85 ratio of sand from New
Pass for Longboat Key, with the
key getting 15 percent. Following that ratio, Longboat
Key officials come out losers in the sand war.
Sarasota officials are facing serious erosion prob-
lems on Lido Key and need all the sand they can get.
Longboat Key officials have already balked at the ra-
tio once and stalled the dredging project for at least one
Sarasota City Engineer Dennis Daughters says that
historically when New Pass was dredged, the sand was
divided 35/65, with the smaller portion going "back up-
stream" to Longboat Key. Lido Beach received the rest.
The Sarasota County Commission has endorsed that
historical division of the spoil.
Longboat Key Public Works Director Len Smally
says that long-time unequal division needs to be
changed to 50/50 in the next dredging "to make up the
deficit." The difference could give Longboat an extra
45,000 cubic yards of sand if the dredging of New Pass
results in the estimated 300,000 cubic yards.
Daughters counters -with the argument that
Longboat took "well over a million cubic yards" of
sand out of the New Pass area last summer for its nour-
By Pat Copeland
The Beach Committee, formed to study the
growing problem of personal watercraft in Island
waters, will seek further direction from the Coali-
tion of Barrier Island Elected Officials this week.
At Friday's meeting, committee members said
a public meeting is needed for input and to instruct
beachgoers on how to report problems with personal
watercraft coming too close to swimmers or exceed-
ing safe speeds. One suggestion was to a start beach
watch program, similar to the Crime Watch pro-
Holmes Beach Councilman Luke Courtney pre-
sented a binder filled with a compilation of ordinances
from the state, as well as numerous cities and counties
in Florida, concerning personal watercraft. He asked
committee members to review the ordinances, to aid
the committee in coming to a consensus.
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick
noted, "I think the state should take the bull by the
horns on this thing and come up with a statute that
ishment project "and that offset their earlier smaller
shares. In fact, Coastal Planning and Engineering has
proposed in their Inlet Management Plan that Longboat
receive 15 percent of the spoil in future dredgings."
Longboat Key officials challenged that number
officials plan to
on of sand
when the management plan was sub-
mitted to Tallahassee, and State Gov-
ernment seems to being trying to side-
step the fray by somehow wrapping
both plans into the final document
governing management of the New
Pass, according to Smally. The result-
ing confusion wasn't helped by the
Sarasota County Commission endors-
ing Longboat's call for a 50/50 sand
split but just for this one upcoming
The actual dredging of New Pass is supposed to
come next summer July at the earliest.
To the north, Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
says the Longboat Key management plan for Longboat
Pass "makes me happy because Bradenton Beach can't
afford to hire a consultant." She pointed out that the evacu-
ation route for northern Longboat Key passes through
Bradenton Beach and, especially at 14th Street South,
some extra sand is needed to fill Anna Maria's own "hot
spot." That is "where it's most narrow," Pierola said.
"That's where we need some fill."
Pierola said she'd had a call from Jack Gorzeman,
environmental program coordinator for Manatee
County "who oversees beach restoration. He called me
three weeks ago to say it looks good for getting that
sand," Pierola said.
"Late summer of 1995," is when Gorzeman sees
Longboat Pass being dredged.
"We've come to an understanding at the 50/50
split," he said, referring to Longboat Key and
Bradenton Beach. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
is all-encompassing so everybody doesn't hav 'a
separate approach to it. They've got regulations but
there's no way they can enforce them. They need a
much stronger statute."
He said Bradenton Beach officials are consid-
ering extending its offshore jurisdiction a half-mile
in the Gulf and 100 yards in the bay, but he believed
an Island-wide ordinance or resolution would be the
Courtney said his city's jurisdiction ends at the
high-water mark and the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil is concerned about liability if the city boundary
is extended beyond that point.
"I'm not sure the proper solution to this prob-
lem is for Holmes Beach to enact an ordinance, take
control of the water out here and then get a navy to
enforce it," he noted.
Courtney said the Florida Marine Patrol should
be enforcing the state statute, which is very clear on
the subject, but it suffers from a lack of manpower.
He said the public needs to get more involved in re-
porting incidents with personal water craft.
is looking at the 50/50 split," Gorzeman added.
"ATM [Longboat Key's consultant] is preparing a
Longboat Pass management plan, but it's still under
review. For the time being we've agreed on the a 50/
50 split," Gorzeman said.
What does Longboat Key plan to do with all the
The key has three of those pesky "hot spots," all in
the southern half of the island. Officials on the island
plan to use a combination of sand "sausages" and
newly dredged beach to protect the island. The contrap-
tions range from a 2,000 feet long, 40-inches in diam-
eter sand sausage that would be placed parallel to the
shore at a distance of 500 feet at one location to a se-
ries of sausages 70 feet long, 70-inches in diameter that
would run parallel to the coast in several other spots.
Sausages with sand are estimated to cost $600,000.
There may be a hitch to Longboat Key getting the
sand it wants, at least from the New Pass site sand
placement on Longboat Key may go against Florida law.
Dr. Robert Dean, chairman and graduate research
professor in the Dept. of Coastal and Oceanographic
Engineering at the University of Florida, wrote on "In-
lets and Shores" in the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program's "Framework for Action" report.
In his essay, Dean says, "In recognition of the ef-
fect modified inlets can cause on the adjacent shore-
lines, Florida enacted legislation in 1986 with the goal
of minimizing related impact. This legislation states:
"All construction and maintenance dredging of
beach-quality sand should be placed on the downdrift
beaches; or if placed elsewhere, an equivalent quality
and quantity from an alternative location should be
placed on the downdrift beaches at a location accept-
able to the department."
When asked how that law applies to the various
sand sharing plans being presented, Longboat's Smally
said "if the law was that clear, we wouldn't have jobs."
... and committee suggests public
meeting on personal watercraft
oeacn to protect the isana. One
sausages is 2,000 feet long, 40-
inches in diameter and would
be placed parallel to the shore
at a distance of 500 feet.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 18, 1994 A PAGE 3 BIJ
Mayor can select city attorney without council approval
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger sur-
prised council at its last meeting when he told the board
he had sole authority to select the city's attorney.
The revelation came about during a related discussion
on whether City Attorney Steve Dye had voted on a
Manatee County Chamber of Commerce position paper
favoring a high, fixed-span bridge on Manatee Avenue to
replace the existing Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Councilman Luke Courtney asked, "How does the
attorney serve? Until we fire him?"
Bohnenberger replied, "Until the mayor decides to
make a change."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she thought
the council had to approve the selection and said the
former mayor always asked council's approval.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer, former mayor, said,
"You concur with the mayor, but it's still his right to
pick the attorney."
Whitmore asked, "If we don't like our legal coun-
sel, can city council vote to hire another attorney?"
Island woman dies after Cortez Road crash
A Holmes Beach woman died as a result of inju-
ries sustained in an automobile accident Sunday on
Vivian Carlson, 80, of 501 72nd St., died shortly af-
ter being transported by helicopter to Bayfront Medical
Center in St. Petersburg from HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
She was a passenger in a car driven by Alfred
Birkman, 82, 523 71st St. He sustained minor injuries
as a result of the accident. His wife, Florence, 80, was
Four arrested, two sent to
hospital after bar brawl
What started s some gentle flirting ended with
four U.S. Navy sailors arrested, charged with
aggravated assault on two Bradenton men in a Bridge
Street bar brawl Saturday.
When a woman customer at the Drift-In Lounge,
120 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, objected to the atten-
tion given by the sailors, her boyfriend intervened. The
altercation moved onto the street, where a knife was
produced and used to cut the two local men.
John C. Ragnoni, 22, and Donald W. Moore, 35, were
both taken to HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital. Ragnoni was cut
on the side, arms and back. Moore was cut on his cheek
and right chest and required more than 30 stitches.
Arrested were sailors Kenneth Ray Brookins, 21;
Wendell J. Guidry, 20; Edward Nunez, Jr., 21; and Daniel
Walter Ringer, 22. All were on leave from the USS
Saratoga and were in the area for a wedding, according to
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney.
hospitalized and was listed in stable condition in the
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Birkman at-
tempted to make a left turn onto Cortez Road from 106th
Street West. His car crossed into the path of a vehicle
driven by Maria Arias, 23, of Bradenton, troopers said.
Arias and her children were not seriously injured.
Troopers are still investigating the accident.
Charges are pending.
Beryl lurches into
Tropical Storm Beryl, spawned in south Florida
and reaching maturity as it lurched across the Gulf
of Mexico, slammed into the Panhandle of the state
Monday near Panama City.
The storm dumped several inches of rainfall on
the Island, causing minor street flooding and a few
downed tree limbs.
Bradenton Beach's new beach activities law states, in
part, it is prohibited 'To occupy any part of the beach area,
groins, jettys or public parking facilities defined by this or-
dinance as Cortez Beach between the hours of 10 p.m. and
7 a.m., except for nocturnal fishing from designated
groins. Any such activity, conduct or use of the public
beach area shall be in keeping with the provision of the
City of Bradenton Beach Noise Ordinance."
Bohnenberger said no, not according to the city
Whitmore asked, "What if you don't want to make
a change but the council does?"
Bohnenberger said the city charter does not give
the council the authority to appoint an attorney.
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said if
the council is unhappy with the attorney, members
could express their unanimous disapproval to the
mayor and ask him to make a change.
"It is up to the mayor to decide what to do," she
said, "and we can only approve or not concur with his
The city charter states that, "The mayor, with ap-
proval of the council, shall appoint a city attorney who
shall be a member of the Florida bar in good standing."
Anna Maria City
8/18, 8:30 a.m., Committee screening
for building official
8/18, 2 p.m., Pre-construction meeting
on Lake La Vista
8/23, 7:30 p.m., City Commission meeting
8/24, 9 a.m., Planning and Zoning
8/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion meeting rescheduled for Aug. 29
8/18, 1 p.m., Council meeting
8/23, 7 p.m., Continuation of Council hearing
on marina expansion
8/19, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board hearing
8/22, 2 p.m., Police Retirement Board meeting
8/23, 3 p.m., Planning Commission meeting
8/22, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
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Bi3 PAGE 4 K AUGUST 18, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Officials refine Island emergency plans
By Pat Copeland
As the most intense months of the hurricane sea-
son approach, Island officials are busy refining emer-
gency plans and establishing timetables for procedures
to be implemented 24,48 and 72 hours before a storm's
Officials at last week's meeting of the Island Emer-
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission met last
week to set dates to review issues passed on to them by
the city council and begin the state-mandated review
of the comprehensive plan.
After a summer hiatus, the board will meet on a
regular weekly basis on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. beginning
Aug. 23. Also on that date, they will review and make
recommendations on three ordinances one to estab-
lish the density of hotel/motel units at 10 per acre in the
A-1 district and including definitions of hotel and mo-
tel, one to establish criteria for granting licenses for in-
home artistic teaching and one revising the city's sat-
ellite dish regulations.
Chairman Gabe Simches said the board must also
deal with several issues stemming from the following
A change of zoning from residential to commer-
cial for the area on the south side of Manatee Avenue
between Gulf Drive and Sixth Avenue.
Determination of the duration of vacation rentals in
all residential districts not covered by special ordinances.
Reconsideration of the density of hotels/motels in
the A-1 district.
To aid them in making a recommendation on the
rental issue, the board requested an opinion from the city
attorney on whether it is illegal to rent for less than 30 days
in any residential district not covered by a special law.
The board requested an opinion from the Florida
Department of Community Affairs on whether the city
is prohibited from increasing the number of dwelling
units in the A-1 district, which is designated a coastal
high hazard area. The board will begin discussion on
the A-1 issue Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.
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agency Operations Center (IEOC) agreed that two time-
tables are needed- one for a storm classified as Category
3 or less and one for a storm classified as Category 4 or
5. The procedures are the same; however, in the event of
a larger storm, the timetable will be advanced.
Sgt. John Cosby of the Bradenton Beach Police
Department said officials will have plenty of advance
warning on what size storm is expected because "a
storm the size of Andrew is not going to pop up in two
days. A storm needs a week to get that big. The most
that can develop in the Gulf is a Category 3 because
there's not enough room."
Anna Maria Public Works Director Don Tarantola
noted that there is a new school of thought at the state
level on evacuation.
"They're saying there's no way you can evacuate
100,000 people in Manatee County onto the high-
ways," he explained, "so they're telling people to find
a safe place and stay."
Officials agreed that the Island must evacuate 48
hours prior to a storm and the state's directive would
only affect those on the mainland.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini said
in the event of a mass evacuation, main arteries such as
175, SR 70 and SR 64 in the east part of the county will
become impassable due to the large volume of vehicles.
Tarantola said those arteries also experience flood-
ing problems which would hamper a mass evacuation.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said officials should stock IEOC headquarters (the fire
station) with a week's supply of food and water before
a hurricane is threatening. Martini said she would
check on the availability of MREs (Meals Ready to
Eat) from the military.
Cosby said plastic water jugs are not safe because
bacteria can contaminate the water through the plastic
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if the outside of the jug gets wet. Frances Smith Will-
iams, a Red Cross volunteer, said she would check on
purchasing canned water.
Smith-Williams said officials will not have to pre-
pare for feeding themselves post disaster because the
Red Cross will take over.
Cosby asked each city to supply a list of equipment
to be moved off the Island and said city records should
be boxed and labeled now for quick removal later. Each
city's boxes will be a different color to make identifi-
Bradenton Beach officials are also planning on tak-
ing all their office equipment, said Cosby, because "if
it gets destroyed, it may be a long time before it can be
Cosby advised city officials to check their city
charters to see if they permit city officials to meet out-
side the city limits.
"When our charter was written, it stated that city
council had to meet within the city limits," explained
Cosby. "You need an emergency provision to say that
you can meet outside the city because there may not be
anything to come back to."
Officials voted in favor of designating the U.S. Postal
Service as an emergency service provider in the event of
a disaster after a report from Cosby on his meeting with"
Postmaster Bob Willis in BradentoriBeach.
"The post office is very well prepared for a disas-
ter," explained Cosby. "When the storm hit in Miami,
they were delivering mail the next day."
Cosby said 15 mail delivery vehicles plus two box
trucks with hydraulic lifts have been offered to the
IEOC and post office personnel are on call to provide
any assistance necessary. He suggested that the postal
service be invited to become a member of the IEOC
because of its resources, equipment and expertise.
Mayor sets forum to discuss AMICC funding
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has McKay, Florida Rep. Julie McClure, Manatee County
scheduled a forum at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 29 to dis- Commissioner Stan Stephens, Fred Loveland from the
cuss potential alternate funding methods for the county community services department, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Mayor Ray Simches and Bradenton Beach Mayor
Bohnenberger has invited elected officials and Katie Pierola. Other Island elected officials and the
community leaders including Florida Sen. John public are also encouraged to attend.
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Check-out scanners slated for Island Foods
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Recent shoppers at the Island Foods grocery store
have most likely noticed some new selections and a
few different brand names lining the shelves of the fa-
miliar Holmes Beach store.
"We're buying from another warehouse," says co-
owner Jim Gloth, who bought the grocery store two-
and-a-half years ago with his wife Kathy.
The decision to change distributors was a business
move based largely on selection.
"I switched because they have a much larger selec-
tion than the distributor I was dealing with before,"
says Gloth, "and they offer good prices, too."
Among the new brands carried is IGA a famil-
iar brand to some Islanders, especially those who have
shopped at the IGA in Anna Maria.
The Miami warehouse is owned by the Fleming
Corporation which also owns and distributes the IGA
"We already have 200 to 300 more items on the
shelves and we will continue to add more."
Gloth says his decision to look into changing dis-
tributors was in response to customer inquiry.
"I was getting a lot of requests from customers for
items we couldn't get through my other distributor,"
says Gloth. "I had to start looking around."
Gloth says customers have already noticed the ad-
ditional selections in all departments including canned
goods and dairy but especially in the produce, the deli
and the meat departments.
"We now have fresh-squeezed orange juice," says
Gloth. "In the deli, we have more packaged salads,
especially the pesto pasta salad which is fast becoming
If you're worried about the produce department
changing too much, Gloth reassures that his local con-
nections with items such as Ruskin tomatoes and lo-
cally-grown cantaloups will continue to provide the
fresh, local fruits and vegetables that Island Foods has
maintained in reputation over the years.
"I'll keep buying local produce," says Gloth, "but
the warehouse in Miami has access to the good lettuce,
Changing but not people
Candy Pollack, produce manager (right), Jim Gloth, owner of Island Foods grocery, and Vicki Harris, deli
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products. Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
celery, lemons and key limes grown in and around the
And the changes won't stop there. Gloth also says
that within five weeks Island Foods will place check-
out scanning into the store.
"We're working hard to keep up with the '90s,"
assures Gloth, who has 25 years experience with the
Albertson's grocery chain. "Scanning will give us a
better reading on what's selling and help us to see ex-
actly what is sold."
Soon to follow that improvement will be a scan-
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erized inventory of items delivered to the store from the
"We're excited about the changes," says Gloth. "It
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The sand game
The big kids on Longboat Key and Anna Maria
Island the elected officials may be preparing to
start a spat about the sand in the passes at opposite ends
of Longboat Key. What might easily be termed the
"authority figure," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
will find a difficult task in its duty to "divvy" the re-
sults of scheduled dredging in both passes.
Longboat Key intends to ask for better than their
share at least as far as the New Pass channel is con-
cerned, continuing a feud with Sarasota officials who
are seeking sand of their own to nourish badly eroded
Lido Key. What was thought of as a fair share 85
percent to Lido, 15 percent to Longboat is now in-
appropriate, Longboat officials say, and should be
divvied up 50-50.
And the same blend is what they want for
Longboat Pass. They are paying for a consultant's re-
port to prove the blend is fair and equitable to boot.
At least we have one card still to play: If Longboat
Key residents don't give Islanders at least some sand,
their route of evacuation will be cut off in south
Bradenton Beach when our own "hot spot" cuts them
off from the mainland.
Questions but no answers
Will someone from the Bradenton Beach City Coun-
cil please answer to the constituents? Tom Hoey has asked
some pertinent questions in this week's newspaper in his
letter to the editor on the proposed Bradenton Beach
-Marina expansion as well as conduct during meetings.
A counterpoint response to his questions and alle-
gations would be appreciated, and Allan Bazzy is wel-
come to reply as well.
Just thinking ...
The dog days of summer are upon us heavily.
A little relief from tropical storm Beryl actually
brought the daytime temperatures down into the 80s for
a couple of days. And it brought a lot of needed rain.
Islanders were so enamored with the change in
weather, many were seen sporting what can only be
termed as "Island winter-wear" long sleeve flannel
shirts and long jeans. It was, after all, a noticeable
change for us from temperatures in the high 90s and a
humidity factor to match.
We stumbled upon a "truism" for hot weather we
thought worth sharing.
"The real measure of a day's heat is the length of
a sleeping cat."
Think about that around 5:30 in the evening when you
trip over the long, long stretched-out cat in your driveway.
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Longboat agrees to disagree
I am writing in response to The Islander Bystander
editorial in the July 28 issue about Longboat Key us-
ing Anna Maria as a doormat. Your wording strikes me
as being unnecessarily strident and out of proportion to
our town commission's action. We didn't step on Anna
Maria, we simply disassociated ourselves from a group
which was publicly advocating positions which were
directly contrary to ours.
It was felt that letters were being sent out on the
coalition letterhead to government officials and agen-
cies advocating positions that we were actually dia-
metrically opposed to, yet this gave the impression that
it was backed by all the islands. How could we be ex-
pected to remain a member of a group which did not
accurately reflect our views on important matters?
As far as bridges and trolley service, we disagree on
these matters. In the future I am sure there will be other
matters we disagree on as well as many that we agree with.
I am confident that ad hoc committees will be formed to
press for things we are in agreement with our neighbors
on and we may agree to disagree on others.
That is the American way and bombast isn't helpful.
Lee Rothenberg, Longboat Key
Ordinance author comments
on new beach rules
You recently summarized our newly-adopted
beach ordinance now applicable to hew sand west of
our Erosion Control Line. For the public the ECL was
the old high-water mark to the north of Cortez Beach.
As the original author and current sponsor, please
allow me to comment:
Your reference to a "significant modification" is
puzzling, since the new verbiage accomplishes the
same objective as the original without telling you spe-
cifically what you cannot "throw, propel, push ... etc."
If anything, the codicil is now more inclusive.
You indicate the new ordinance prohibits possession
or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach or
parking areas. Following strong lobbying by a prominent
citizen, it now prohibits such activity on "county-owned"
beaches. A surprise for our lobbyist who seemed deter-
mined to sip-in-the-surf-at-sunset, however, the subject of
beach boozing is moot An overriding open container law
strictly prohibits possession or consumption on all city
beaches, parking lots, etc.
You state the new code prohibits beach occupancy
between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. This restriction applies
only to Cortez Beach, the area from 4th Street South to
the north end of Coquina. It is our only beach contigu-
ous to a purely residential area entitled to protection
during specified normal hours of rest. When the youth
of our county who now find the causeway nocturnally
attractive discover this limiting factor, Wards 1, 2 and
3 may want to reconsider that codicil.
The ordinance composition was coordinated with
owners of the new sand, Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and with Manatee County Parks and
Recreation, owner of the Cortez and Coquina beaches.
We're told the county property 32 percent of our city
land mass -hosts 2.5 million visitors per year.
Jim Kissick, Councilman, Bradenton Beach
Roser Bible school great success
Over the years we have heard tales of "boring sum-
mer Bible schools" that people disliked when they were
children. So it was with great surprise that our children
came home elated from Bible school at Roser Church,
eager to go back the next day.
We could not count, nor name, all of the kind souls
who volunteered their time. There was everything from
crafts and games to Bible stories and songs. The spe-
cial visit from the "hearing dog" (as opposed to a see-
ing-eye dog) really excited the children. The family
picnic with delicious food was a lovely way to end the
We thank all of you at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church for enriching our children's lives.
Karen Eriksen, Anna Maria
Pidge Taylor, Holmes Beach
Carol Burke, Anna Maria
Karen Bobrek, Bradenton
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'What's mine is mine ... what's yours is mine, too!
I Y U RINI
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 7, The Homesteaders
by June Alder
The Bean homestead at the turn of the century, after it had been remodeled as a
hotel. The woman in the picture could be Edith Bean or Mamie Hall.
On the first weekend of May 1898,as
troops were arriving at Tampa for the in-
vasion of Cuba, George Emerson Bean
left his home on Anna Maria Key and
boarded a northbound train at the Tampa
depot. His destination was Gainesville. He
needed to be at the land office bright and
early on Monday morning.
George felt almost as giddy as a lad
going to meet his sweetheart. He'd ful-
filled the requirement of cultivating his
island homestead for five years. Now he
was ready to "prove up."
George admitted to himself that he
had not been the best provider for his
family; he'd lost every piece of property
he owned, for one reason or another. But
at last he'd have something to show for
a lifetime of struggle. The Anna Maria
acreage would be a fine legacy to leave
his children, for surely it would some
day be very valuable.
On that Monday in May he paid the
$2 fee to file his "declaratory statement"
and was assigned to appear before
County Judge J.J. Stewart in
Braidentown on June 18. He was to
present the sworn statements of four
witnesses that what he said was the
truth. George listed as his witnesses two
Tampa friends, Samuel Glenn and car-
riage maker John L. Brinkley; and two
Anna Maria neighbors, A.K.
Gowanlock and W.C. Berg.
That taken care of, George went
back to Braidentown to arrange for the
required advertisements of his intention
to make good his claim under the 1862
Homestead Act. The notices were to
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Hal Bean, age 19.
appear in five consecutive issues of the
Manatee River Journal.
On June 14 George was among the
crowd of cheering onlookers when the
armada carrying 25,000 troops his
sons Will and Hal among them -
sailed slowly out of Tampa Bay.
But he was unable to appear in court
on June 18. For the first of a series of
strokes had befallen him. (Was it the
stress of the war and the split-up of the
family that brought them on?) By the end
, of August he was in the marine hospital
in Tampa with his family gathered about
him, except for his two soldier sons.
Mamie had always been his favor-
ite. It was she who, after her mother's
death of yellow fever 10 years ago, had
kept his household together until at 17
she'd gone off to marry a Salvation
George had never forgiven her for
But when Mamie, seven months
pregnant, finally stood at his bedside
with her husband Wilbur and 11-
month-old daughter they'd sat up
for several nights on the long train ride
from Ohio his bitterness crumbled
away. It was as though she'd never left.
He seemed to hark back to five
years ago when they first came to the
island, he and his two daughters and
two sons. Where were those scalawags,
Hal and Will? Edith why was she
fussing about him so? And Mamie,
whwasn't she on the farm looking af-
ter ngs, George wanted to know. He
was worried about Bonnie. She was his
beloved Kentucky-bred horse. And his
Then he looked hard into Mamie's
"Mamie," he said in a husky voice, "I
must leave something to you and your
brothers and sisters to make up for -
everything. You must prove up. Promise
me. It will all be yours some day."
Mamie looked across the bed at
Wilbur for a long moment. He nodded.
"Don't worry, Papa, we'll take
care of things," she said softly, and in
a moment her father drifted off to sleep
with a smile on his lips.
Next: A night
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Council meeting leaves
On Aug. 4 the Bradenton beach City Council
spent six hours in session and managed to come away
with no questions answered. Yet plenty of questions
had been asked.
Here are some.
Why was one councilman, whose business might
well gain a lucrative electrical contract from a Bazzy
expansion, not declared to have a vested interest? Es-
pecially since he had already pushed to have a Bazzy
request placed on the agenda where it didn't belong,
and had seemed to be saying that he was making the
motion whether it was legal or not? Why, instead of
disqualifying this member, did the council turn its
calendar inside out to schedule its next meeting on a
date that suited this member?
Why are the Bazzy meetings rushed through at a
time of year when an estimated 80 percent of the con-
cerned residents are absent from the city?. The coun-
cilman who represents Bazzy's ward was emphatic in
his declaration that he knows accurately just how his
constituents feel. How can he, when 80 percent of
them are absent and unheard from?
What we know for certain is that out of 105 writ-
ten statements to the council, 82 are opposed to Mr.
Why has the council taken no notice of reports,
some of them heard at council meetings, that Mr.
Bazzy has sprinkled his largess in the direction of
possible supporters? It was charged aloud that for one
of his supporters he was building a house. It was
hinted that for another he had made generous dona-
tions to a project under that gentleman's aegis.
Why have not these and other persisting reports
been the object of the council's concern?
Why has the council given no answer to entreaties
that it not sin a second time against the people after what
happened three years ago in the matter of the Bridgeport
condominium? At that time the council gave Mr. Bazzy
permission to encroach with a parking facility on the area
immediately adjoining Bridgeport. The residents were
enraged at this sudden invasion of their quiet enjoyment.
Mayor Pierola replied that she and council had not really
known what they were doing (marvelous legal advice,
n'est ce pas?) when they signed the permission. Mr.
Bazzy didn't give an inch. Here was clearly a won/lost
situation, and Mr. Bazzy, the apostle of the win/win situ-
ation, didn't give an inch or a damn either.
In fact, while Mr. Bazzy claims to seek win/win
situations, the statement is worth as much as his other
statement that he does not threaten people. To his
threats he adds, "That's not a threat, it's a promise."
That's the sense in which he doesn't threaten. And one
may expect that when he says win/win, he means
heads he wins, tails he wins.
It was not only the Bridgeport people who were out-
raged. Citizens generally were engaged in a great battle
against a proposed 65-foot replacement of the Cortez
bridge. They said such a bridge would be an invitation to
commercialism and would change the residential charac-
ter forever of this beautiful old coastal town. They were
angry at the council's action in allowing even a small
expansion of the Bazzy commercial enterprise at the very
entrance to Bradenton Beach. "What an advertisement!"
they exclaimed. And what a contradiction of every argu-
ment they had been urging against the bridge.
One concerned citizen made a highly dramatic
protest. He stood in front of the council table a
massive, stentorian presence and declared they had
left him without support in the common fight against
the adversary. I'm not sure he didn't even get scrip-
tiral-sounding and speak some such phrase as "naked
in the face of mine enemies." In any event, this erst-
while stalwart champion has now turned around, and
three years after the earlier Bazzy encroachment, is all
in support of a much more massive expansion on
Bazzy's part. One can only conjecture why.-
We may hope at least that since the people are
barred from being heard at the meeting of Aug. 23,
Mr. Bazzy will be equally barred. He has no more
right to be heard at that meeting than the people have.
He is the invader, the people are the invaded. He is the
fox, theirs is the chicken house. If he is allowed to
continue being aggressive, the chickens should at least
be allowed to cackle. When geese cackled once, it
saved the city of Rome. "
Tom Hoey, Bradenton Beach
I YU 9PINIO
To put business ahead of
residents is wrong
The marina expansion battle in Bradenton Beach
is one more struggle to retain the Island's ambience and
lifestyle against the forces of commercial growth. It's
no surprise reasonable people are disagreeing and try-
ing to find one simple measuring stick. There may be
none but we have to try.
Anna Maria City held the line against giving up
property for restaurant expansion. Holmes Beach is still
fighting definitions of dwelling units. Both cases have
found and relied on a simple question: Whose Island is
We tend to lose sight of the base fact that the Island
belongs to the people who own the land not the
people who rent or lease it in the short term or who
conduct business on it. The next important voices
would be those who regularly come and pay to use the
land. They come for the land and the environment, sel-
dom to merely use the businesses.
First on Anna Maria Island were residents. When
there were enough residents, then some businesses fol-
lowed to serve those residents. Eventually, other busi-
nesses arrived to serve both residents and visitors.
There are those who put business (any business,
asking any expansion) above the interest of the resi-
dents. That is wrong. The residents are appreciative of
the Island businesses and hope to support them, but not
at the cost of losing or endangering the Island's gut
value its remaining land, air and water space all
that made it attractive in the first place.
We do not have a right to put a dollar value on giv-
ing up land, air or water space; that's the lifeblood of
the Island's future. Nor should we be overwhelmed by
dollar signs or intimidation in any form, in any struggle
against swift and questionable expansion. Time is our
ally; those who urge us to hasty action have commer-
cial goals. Their right, perhaps, but it is the residents'
right also to say "no, not on these terms."
Bob VanWagoner, Anna Maria
Bradenton Beach city officials
should represent constituents
The recent vote by the Bradenton Beach Planning
and Zoning Board to recommend the zoning change
sought by marina owner Allan Bazzy is a travesty and
an insult to the people of Bradenton Beach.
At the planning and zoning meeting, a motion to
delay in order to allow members to look over the large
stack of materials presented to them was turned down,
out of "respect" for Mr. Bazzy.
What about respect for the citizens who stand to
lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in property de-
valuation resulting from this spot zoning? How can the
folly of one be more important than the concerns of
The R-3 zoning allows for six duplexes on Bazzy's
new property. In doing some basic math, it becomes
evident the city and Mr. Bazzy both would profit if he
built housing, which Mr. Bazzy "threatened" to do. As
far as we know, no one objects to this on the con-
trary, we've suggested this many times. Obviously
that's also what the writers of the comprehensive plan
also felt was the best use or it wouldn't presently be
Residents are justifiably angry that the only
people who spoke for Mr. Bazzy are city employees,
whose salaries are paid by the people of Bradenton
Beach. It was brought to the attention of residents
that city planner Mr. Brisson is being employed by
Mr. Bazzy to represent him. Does the city not pay
Mr. Brisson to represent the residents? Must we now
hire another planner and another attorney to repre-
The state attorney's office claims that in matters of
planning and zoning, developers may not confer with
council members outside of public meetings and then
only if they are announced on the agenda. Why was
Mr. Bazzy allowed to speak as long as he did at the July
7 council meeting?
Instead of an adversarial relationship between citi-
zens and city hall, now is the time for elected officials
to stand up for their own constituents. Now is the time
to work together to do what is right and fair. We will
suggest and help our elected officials if they will only
represent us, instead of one man and his interests.
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Tom Turner was elected chairman of the new Anna
Maria Planning and Zoning Board at last week's meet-
ing. This was the first meeting of the board which is a
combination of the planning and zoning boards.
In addition to hearing individual cases, Tuner said the
board's agenda for the next few months includes review-
ing and simplifying the city's land development regula-
tions, developing criteria for a new land use category
designated mixed use and working with the other Island
planning commissions on the Intergovernmental Coor-
dination Element for the comprehensive plan.
The board agreed to designate the fourth Monday
of every month as its regular meeting date. The next
meeting is set for Aug. 29.
Charrette decision expected by fall
A decision on whether to proceed with an intensive
analysis on the feasibility of another bridge crossing
Sarasota Bay to the barrier islands will be made by rep-
resentatives from a regional transportation planning
group after an assessment by local elected officials.
Mike Guy, executive director of the Metropolitan
Planning Organization, told members of the Island
Transportation Planning Organization Monday the bay
crossing study will be presented to MPO members in
the fall with the sentiments of elected officials in Mana-
tee and Sarasota Counties.
Prior to a full-scale bay crossing study, Guy said,
an intensive study, called a charrette, is being proposed.
"Our intent is to get the right people together in one
room and determine an answer to the question of
should we pursue an additional bridge across the bay
or not," Guy said.
To date, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria officials
have indicated a charrette is a good approach to take on
By Mark Ratliff
Lights along the evening shoreline for boaters,
a pretty sight and maybe an aid to navigation.
But for baby loggerhead sea turtles, lights are an
attractive nuisance and sometimes a deadly detour on
their path to maturity.
For Anna Maria City Commissioner Chuck
Shumard who is also the director of the Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch those lights are an insidiously
dangerous factor to be dealt with as he and fellow
Turtle Watch members try to help the hatchling turtles
find their way to the Gulf waters. To help the little crit-
ters, Shumard has proposed an ordinance in Anna
Maria City that would give police the power to com-
pel waterfront homeowners to dim their lights during
the turtle nesting season.
The need for such legislation and its strict enforce-
ment was dramatically illustrated last week, Shumard
says, as 130 baby turtles found themselves in a bad way
due to shoreline illumination. Attracted by the bright
lights of the Circle K store and the Nautilus Condo-
miniums in Holmes Beach, the just-hatched sea turtles
trekked eastward away from the water and toward the
perils of automobiles and predators. Luckily, the Turtle
Watch was notified and the little sea creatures were
returned to the shoreline, where they scurried off into
"We picked up 55 off the parking lot of the Circle
K, and 75 from under the bushes at the Nautilus,"
Shumard reported to the Anna Maria City Commission
last week. Shumard hopes the commission will pass his
the charrette, which will also look at potential sites for
an additional bridge somewhere between Cortez
Bridge and the Ringling Causeway Bridge in
Sarasota. Bradenton Beach officials are expected to
make a recommendation Thursday.
Mayor Katie Pierola, also the chairwoman of the
ITPO, said an additional bridge is needed.
"If you don't realize what is happening," she said,
"just look at the growth in eastern Manatee County or
eastern Sarasota county. There are lots of people out
there, and there will be lots more in five years, and
they're all going to want to go the beach here or on
Only Longboat Key officials have opposed both
the bay crossing study and the charrette, adamantly
opposing any bridge to that barrier island.
"We have to have a study," Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Dottie McChesney said. "The reality is that we
have to have another bridge out here eventually."
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has two 1994 Crown
Victoria vehicles in
service. Prior to their
vehicles were five years
_____,. _ old, said Police Chief
- ^ Islander Photo: Pat
les saved while
ordinance at its next regular meeting Aug. 23.
For existing buildings, Shumard's proposed ordi-
nance would require that any structure whose lights
can be seen from the shoreline must be shielded or
screened in such a way as not to project a beam of
light onto the beach area, or if they do, the lights must
be turned off between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
during the May 1- Oct. 31 nesting season.
Property owners with existing buildings would be
given six months from the passage of the ordinance
The ordinance also mandates that lights illuminat-
ing dune crosswalks be turned of between 9 p.m. and
7 a.m. during the nesting season.
For new buildings, the proposed ordinance states
that floodlights will be prohibited, and that pole light-
ing shall be limited to "the minimum necessary for
security and convenience." If pole lighting is in-
stalled, the ordinance requires the lights to be shielded
and contained "within an area three to 73 degrees on
the Gulf side of the pole."
The ordinance further requires that lights on bal-
conies be shielded to prevent the light from illuminat-
ing the beach, and that buildings should be equipped
with tinted or filmed glass for windows facing the
gulf. Shades or drawn drapes can be substituted for
this requirement, the ordinance notes.
Bradenton Beach already has similar protection in
place, having adopted a resolution to this effect in
August 1987, while Holmes Beach passed an ordi-
nance in March 1987 which is almost identical to the
one Shumard has proposed for Anna Maria City.
Turner elected Anna Maria
planning and zoning chairman
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Anna Maria Elementary
needs crossing guard
The Holmes Beach Police Department is seeking
a crossing guard for Anna Maria Elementary School.
The guard is on duty two hours per day during the
school year. The salary is $3,000 and a uniform is pro-
vided. Contact the department at 778-7875 to apply.
Dance classes set to
begin this fall
Miss Lisa Gallo will hold dance classes at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center beginning Monday,
Monday: Ballet and acrobatics for ages 3-4 will be
at 3 p.m.; jazz and acrobatics for ages 5-6 will be at 4
p.m.; jazz for ages 7-9 will be at 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Tap and acrobatics for ages 3-4 will be
at 4 p.m.; tap and acrobatics for ages 5-6 will be at 5
p.m.; tap for ages 7-9 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Ballet and tap for ages 3-4 will be at
3 p.m.; tap for ages 10-12 will be at 4 p.m.; jazz for
ages 13 and older will be at 5 p.m.
Thursday: Jazz for ages 10-12 will be at 3:30.
Registration for classes is Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6
to 7:30 p.m. If you miss the registration day, call Miss
Lisa at 795-1816.
'Tennis Shoe Ball' to
The Sixth Annual Tennis Shoe Ball sponsored by
the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday,
Aug. 27, at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the
adult lounge, 5400 34th St. W., Bradenton, from 8:30
p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Tennis Shoe Ball is a spoof on black tie affairs
and participants dress formally but wear tennis shoes
and black tie. The evening includes sample foods from
area restaurants, a cash bar and a midnight balloon drop
with many prizes. Hennessy D.J. Entertainment will
provide music and decorations provided by Affairs in
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For
more information call 753-6471.
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Bradenton Beach is
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association has an-
nounced a "Help Make Bradenton Beach the Best It
Can Be" contest. The deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Prizes will be awarded to citizens who make the
most improvements to their properties such as fresh
paint, clean up, landscape, etc.
The first prize is a $75 gift certificate at the Bridge
Tender Inn. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate at the
Beach House. Third prize is a $25 gift certificate at Key
To enter the contest write the name and address of
the nominated property and send to the Bradenton
Beach Civic Association, P.O. Box 181, Bradenton
Beach, FL 34217. For more information call Don
Brown at 778-7199.
Getting started in
New Options Center will hold a workshop "Get-
ting Started in School" on Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to
noon, at Manatee Vo-Tech, 5603 34th St. W.,
The workshop is a guide to help single parents and
displaced homemakers through the maze of catalogues,
counselors, financial aid and placement tests. The
workshop is free to qualified persons.
For more information call 751-7922.
AAUW to hold events
The Manatee County Branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women will hold a "Member-
ship Recruitment Soiree" Saturday, Aug. 27, at
Adrienne's on the Avenue restaurant, 1015 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Membership is open to any woman who is a gradu-
ate of an accredited college or university or who is
enrolled as a student.
For more information call 792-8314.
The Bradenton Branch of the AAUW cordially in-
vites all graduates of accredited four-year colleges and
universities to attend a prospective member orientation
reception on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the
home of Jackie Chapman, 2519 51st St. W., Bradenton.
Members may bring guests. Wine and cheese will
be served. AAUW, promotes equity and education for
women of all ages and meets monthly on the third
Tuesday evening, September through May.
For reservations call 722-9491 or 778-2456.
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King Middle announces
King Middle school will hold an open house for
6th grade students and their parents on Friday, Aug. 19,
from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the school's cafeteria. Tours of
the school and an orientation will be given.
Three Island Chambers
The Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta
Key Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring a Power
Networking Seminar on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn-Longboat, 4949 Gulf of
The seminar focuses on how to make money uti-
lizing the Chamber of Commerce using new techniques
of selling products and services to Chamber members.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
For more information call the Longboat Chamber
Swiftmud to air
conservation film on TV
"Water Saved Is Water Shared," a 30-minute tele-
vision program exploring the clever and practical ways
Floridians save water within the Southwest Florida
Water Management District, will air on WWSB-TV
Channel 40, Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m.
The educational program, produced by Swiftmud
for its "Do Your Part" water conservation initiative,
brings into sharp focus the seriousness of the area's
water shortage. More than that, it takes viewers on lo-
cation to area businesses that depend on water to see
how they practice conservation.
Highlights include a Manatee County tomato
grower who shows how he has been able to reduce
water consumption by two-thirds by installing state-
of-the-art irrigation; a Sarasota County developer
who has incorporated low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant landscaping in his master-planned commu-
nity; and others.
Island Chamber needs
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
seeking volunteers. If you love the Island, are familiar
with the businesses and community, enjoy meeting and
helping people, have clerical skills and have some time
available, call Darcy at 778-1541.
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Dress for education success: school dress codes
Neat, clean, comfortable clothes and shoes (pants,
shirts, blouses, dresses, shorts, sneakers) that are appro-
priate for school activities are acceptable. Clothing that
exposes the mid-body, T-shirts with inappropriate lan-
guage, thong-type shoes and shoes with cleats are not
Students are expected to dress in a manner which
is within bounds of decency, in good taste for the
school environment and is neither a distraction to them-
selves nor to others.
The following clothing may be worn:
1. Slacks or jeans
2. Dresses which cover the entire back and not low cut
in front, skirts and shorts which are not shorter than five
inches above the knee.
3. Tank tops with wide straps. Materials covering en-
tire front and back long enough to tuck inside. Must
cover all undergarments. No sheer (see-thru) shirts to
be worn unless tank tops are worn underneath that meet
the above requirements.
5. Shoes (must wear)
7. Spandex skirts, shorts and pants must have overgar-
ment to fingertip length.
1. Jeans, trousers and shorts which are not shorter than
five inches above the knee.
3. Tank tops or muscle shirts with over shirt. Must not
be loose under the arms.
4. Net shirts with under shirt or over shirt buttoned.
5. Shoes (must be worn)
* Warm-ups should be in good condition and fit properly.
The following apparel/items should not be worn or
brought to school:
2. Hats, visors or other head apparel
3. Cropped pants, cut-offs or midriffs, belts unbuckled
4. Ill-fitting sweat pants or warm-ups
5. Suspenders hanging down-including overalls
6. Shirts which advertise alcoholic beverages, drugs or
which bear questionable language or artwork
7. Spandex type dresses
9. Any bazaar clothing or hairstyles that may be a dis-
traction to self and others.
10. Jeans with holes, cuts, or slits above the knee
11. Gym soccer shorts that are not proper length
12. Flip flops that do not buckle
13. Electronics, audio, visual recording or displaying
14. Glass containers of any kind
AMICC offers before.
and after-school care
The Anna Maria Island Community Center offers
"Early Risers," a before school program from 7 to 8:30
a.m. with transportation to school for children grades K-
5. The cost is $2 per day for members and $3 for non-
"Time for Learning Creatively," or TLC, is after-
school care. The Center provides transportation from
Anna Maria Elementary School. Snacks or something
special from a cooking class are served each day. A 30-
minute quiet time allows for reading, drawing, and home-
work study with help from counselors. The cost for TLC
is $25 per week for members, $20 for a second child, and
$30 per week for non-members, $25 for a second child.
Susan Montgomery will provide individual and
group counseling .in conjunction with TLC. Groups
will include the following topics: feelings, anger man-
agement, self-esteem, friendship skills and divorce.
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Your wish is
When Anna Maria Island
Community Center Assistant
Director Deana Hartman, left,
heard that Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company was giving
away grant money to worthy
nonprofit institutions, she
wasted no time in contacting
MetLife's Elisabeth M. Estes to
see if she could lend a hand.
Sure enough, Estes came
through last week and delivered
a check for $150. The money
will be used to train 10 peer
helpers who will work with
youths 12 to 16 years of age.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
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Menu includes choice of
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served with Shrimp Pasta Salad,
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I'] PAGE 12 M AUGUST 18, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
A few weeks ago, in the police reports, we ran a hu-
morous poem, written by Mark Ratliff, as a spoof on a sign
you can find on the wall at D.Coy Ducks. It reads like a
cryptic message, and friends found yet another adaptation
last week when they were served sake at a Sarasota res-
taurant. (Hint read "letters" and words.)
Maybe the bartender at Ducks will help you out.
Charlotte at Mr. Bones BBQ tells me they hosted
a dinner for area morticians sponsored by Manasota
Memorial Funeral Home. The entire dining room was
filled. While they had the choice of the entire menu,
Charlotte tells me, they all ordered the barbecue beef
dinner. I have to admit, it "livens" my taste buds.
Tip of the Island welcomes some of the "stars of
the ice" from the Tampa Bay Lightning for lunch on
Wednesday, Aug. 24. The $10 admission includes
lunch and autographs. The Tip is also planning a bus
trip to the Lightning game versus the St. Louis Blues
in October. Make reservations early.
The Sandbar has a "tropical thing" going on
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Thursday nights. Guys wear grass skirts (gals, too, but
the guys look funnier), the steel drum band "Tropical
Steel" plays, they have leis and Tiki torches and spe-
cial "South Seas" menu items. Assistant Manager
Becky Shannon tells me that the "festive party" atmo-
sphere was a conglomeration of ideas from the Sand-
bar staff. They have a champagne prize for the person
who guesses the closest time of sunset, giveaways for
the kids and a drawing for a parasail.
Isabelle's Southern Eatery on Longboat Key has
a lovely little secret dining area behind the restaurant
where patrons can sit outside and look over the water
at native wildlife such as peacocks, manatees and pink
flamingos. (The flamingos are plastic so they don't
move much but the rest is real.)
Laurie Codella has an exhibit of photography at the
Island Branch Library this month. Codella uses in-
frared film to produce black and white photographs,
then applies a combination of dyes, oils and pencils to
hand-color the lovely scenes. Jean Masters also has
shell craft on display through August.
Across the bridge in Bradenton, Chef Mike wants
to be your personal chef, if you'll let him. No time to
shop and cook? Work all day? Chef Mike's Personal
Chef Service will write down what you like to eat and
what you don't like to eat, draw up some menus for
you, go shopping, cook and all you have to do is pick
it up on the way home. He'll do this weeks in advance,
on a regular basis, every other week whatever works
for you. Interested? Call 795-7045.
Stir-it-up is a weekly column covering events,
newsy items and fun things to do for Islanders, most on
the Island, some off-island. We encourage those who
provide food, drink and entertainment to send us infor-
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for first day of school
A school information card will be filled out by
the student or sent home with the student for the
parent to be filled out the first day of school. Stu-
dents should be prepared with the following infor-
mation if they are asked to fill out the card:
Student's name, grade, address, student's social
security number, date of birth, home phone, parent's
name(s), work phoness, parent's employerss,
name of person to contact in an emergency and the
phone number, and the means of transportation to
and from the school (bus, walker or car).
Full price lunch for elementary students (grades
K-5) is $1.30 per day, for secondary students (grades
6-12) is $1.70 per day and for adults, $2.25 per day.
Reduced price meals are $.40 per day for eligible stu-
dents. Lunch menus are sent home with all elementary
school children. Elementary schools also offer break-
fast. Full price breakfast is $.60 for students, $.85 for
adults and $.20 for student reduced price.
Students may be eligible for free or reduced
price meals. Applications will be distributed during
the first week of school.
nation of your upcoming event or tell us what's new.
You may FAX, mail or drop by The Islander By-
stander with a press release. The deadline is noon Fri-
day for the following week's column. The office is lo-
cated at 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217,
and the FAX number is 778-9392.
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School bus schedules for the upcoming year
Anna Maria Elementary
Bus 142, Driggers, J.
8:14 Spring Ave. & North Shore Dr.
8:15 Spring Ave. & Tarpon St.
8:16 Spring Ave. & Bay Blvd. S.
8:18 Bay Blvd. & Crescent Ave.
8:20 Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave.
8:23 North Shore Dr. & Fern St.
8:24 North Shore Dr. & 780 N.
8:25 North Shore Dr. & Newton Ln.
8:26 North Shore Dr. & Linda Ln.
8:28 North Shore Dr. & Coconut Ave.
8:29 North Shore Dr. & Pine Ave.
8:30 Gulf Dr. & Oak Ave.
8:31 Gulf Dr. & Peppertree Ln.
8:32 Gulf Dr. & 70th St.
8:33 Gulf Dr. & 65th St.
8:38 Anna Maria Elementary School (red load)
Bus 142, Driggers, J.
8:42 Palm Dr. & 71st St.
8:44 Palm Dr. & 77th St.
8:46 Gulf Dr. & Palm Ave. (Small Wonders)
8:47 Marina Dr. & 82nd St.
8:48 Marina Dr. & 76th St.
8:50 Marina Dr. & 72nd St.
8:55 Marina Dr. & 67th St. (Key Royale)
9:00 Anna Maria Elementary School (green load)
Bus 225, Beck, B.
8:20 Gulf Dr. & 4th St. S.
8:21 Gulf Dr. & 2nd St. N.
8:22 Gulf Dr. & 7th St. N.
8:23 Gulf Dr. & 11th St.N.
8:24 Gulf Dr. & 1801 (Runaway Bay Condo)
8:25 Gulf Dr. & 28th St.
8:27 Old Gulf Dr. & 6th Ave.
8:32 Anna Maria Elementary School (red load)
Bus 225, Beck, B.
8:39 Gulf Dr. & 27th St.
8:40 23rd St. & Ave. C
8:42 Ave. C & 24th St.
8:44 Ave. C & 25th St.
8:46 Gulf Dr & 27th St. (2703)
8:50 Anna Maria Elementary School (green load)
Bus 5, Horning, L.
8:08 Gulf Dr. & Gulfside Dr. N.
8:10 Gulf Dr. & Broadway (westside)
8:25 Gulf Dr. & County Line (5350 Centre Shops)
8:26 Gulf Dr. & St. Jude (Circle K)
8:28 Gulf Dr. & Dream Island (Buccaneer Inn)
8:29 Gulf Dr. & Wake Island Rd.
8:30 Gulf Dr. & DeNarvaez
8:31 Gulf Dr. & 6660
8:35 Palm Dr. & Broadway (76 Station)
8:40 Gulf Dr. & 10th St. S.
8:55 Anna Maria Elementary School
Sugg Middle School
Bus 5, Homing, L.
6:58 Cortez Rd. & 127th St. W
7:03 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & Gulfside Dr W
7:09 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & County Line 4120
7:11 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & St. Jude (Circle K)
7:12 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & Emerald Harbor
7:13 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & Dream Island Rd.
7:14 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & General Harris Rd.
7:15 Gulf of Mexico Dr. & Broadway (76 Station)
7:18 Gulf Dr. & 10th St. S.
7:19 Gulf Dr. & 5th St. S.
7:20 Gulf Dr. & 3rd St. N.
7:22 Gulf Dr. & 9th St. N.
7:23 Gulf Dr. & 17th St. N.
7:23 22nd St. & Ave. C
7:24 Ave. C & 24th St.
7:25 Ave. C & 26th St.
7:31 Cortez Rd. & 100th St. W.
7:33 Cortez Rd. & Coral Shores
7:45 Sugg Middle School
King Middle School
Bus 142, Driggers, J.
7:15 Pine Ave. & Tarpon St.
7:16 Bay Blvd. & Pine Ave. (Bay Side)
7:17 Bay Blvd. & Crescent Dr.
7:19 Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave.
7:20 North Shore Dr & Fern St.
7:20 North Shore Dr. & 780 N
7:21 North Shore Dr. & Newton Ln.
7:23 North Shore Dr. & Linda Ln.
7:24 North Shore Dr. & Coconut Ave.
7:25 Gulf Dr. & Magnolia Ave. (IGA)
7:27 Gulf Dr. & Oak AVE.
7:28 Gulf Dr. & 81st St.
7:29 Palm Dr. & 76th St.
7:30 Marina Dr. & 71st St.
7:45 King Middle School
Bus 225, Beck, B.
7:27 Palm Dr. & Clark
7:28 Palm Dr. & Key Royale
7:28 Marina Dr. & 62nd St.
7:29 Marina Dr. & 56th St. (Marina Mall)
7:30 Gulf Dr. & 51st St.(GTE Bldg.)
7:37 Gulf Dr. & 28th St.
7:55 King Middle School
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 9, theft, 835 S. Bay Blvd., Galati's Marina.
The complainant reported that a person unknown
boarded his boat and removed eight rod and reel sets
which were clipped to the roof panel of the craft.
Aug. 5, resisting arrest without violence, alcohol
violation, 100 block of Gulf Drive South. The officer
on patrol observed a subject drinking from an open
container, stopped him, checked his identification and
began to issue a citation. The subject's friend began
arguing with the officer and was asked numerous times
by the officer to stop interfering. The friend demanded
the officer's name and badge number and was told to
wait until he had completed the citation. When the of-
ficer attempted to give the citation to the subject, the
friend again began harassing him, said the report. The
friend was again told to stop and step away. He refused
and was placed in custody.
Aug. 6, attempted burglary to an automobile,
1800 Gulf Dr. N., LaCosta condominiums. A person
unknown entered the complainant's vehicle by break-
ing the passenger side window. The vehicle's alarm
was activated and the subject fled.
Aug. 7, DWLS, seized tag, 300 block of Gulf
Aug. 7, defrauding an innkeeper, 2318 Gulf Dr.
N., Sun Coast Shores Resort. The manager reported
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Aug. 7, aggravated battery, 2400 block of Avenue
C. The victim reported that he went downstairs from his
apartment and asked the subject to quiet down as he was
trying to sleep. Both the victim and witness reported that
the subject yelled at the victim, knocked him down and
kicked him in and around the head. The officer reported
that he observed severe swelling on the right side of the
victim's head and blood was coming from both ears.
EMS responded and transported the victim to the
hospital. The subject was placed in custody and placed
in the patrol car, then had to be hog-tied because he was
kicking the cage. The officer checked on the victim at
the hospital and found that his right cheek bone was
fractured and would require surgery and he had pos-
sible broken ribs.
Aug. 8, found property a gold bicycle of un-
known make, 1000 block of Gulf Drive South.
Aug. 5, warrant arrest, 400 block of Manatee
Aug. 5, petty larceny of a bicycle, 77th Street beach
parking lot. The officer later located a subject riding the
bicycle in the 3900 block of Sixth Avenue. According to
the report, the subject said he found the bicycle.
Aug. 6, warrant arrest, Kingfish Ramp.
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property. The vehicle was not found.
Aug. 8, noise from a loud church program, 200
block of 83rd Street.
Aug. 8, service, 100 block of 78th Street. The
complainant reported a corn snake in her storage room.
The officer chased it outside.
Aug. 9, burglary to an automobile, 5325 Marina
Dr., Crabby Bill's parking lot. A person unknown
broke a passenger side window and removed a wallet.
Aug. 10, harassing phone calls, 400 block of 63rd
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Aug. 11, theft of a surfboard valued at $240, 500
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'End of August' new beginning and, we hope, not an end
By Bob Ardren
The "End of August" is a special time to all north-
ern transplants to the endless summers of Anna Maria
Island no matter how long we've been around. That
most merciless month of heat, September, is still to
come, but for many of us, the End of August marks the
end of summer.
Big events begin again, with the Labor Day Re-
gatta down at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on the top
of the calendar. The weather gets ever more dangerous
as we move deeper into the hurricane season. Yet the
migrations, appearances and reappearances along our
shores reassure us all is well again this year. And the
cycle begins again.
There's no question about it, it's nearly the End of
A waterspout off South Lido beach last Friday af-
ternoon couldn't dissuade an old friend from returning
to town. The sailboat Ca'Ong (after a Vietnamese pa-
tron of sailors) was peaceably anchored in Big Pass just
off the beach when a waterspout formed only a few
yards from its stern.
Just having returned from a leisurely sail up the
coast, the 26-foot Morgan "felt like it was airborne,"
according to Jo the friend. Two sizable anchors were
ripped out of the bottom and the boat was pushed well
up on the beach.
A sturdy little boat, Ca'Ong suffered almost no
damage except to the nerves and backs of her sailors.
They said it took hours of digging and kedging to re-
float the boat.
Tip of the hat to the Weather Bureau and the
Weather Channel for their work last Saturday as
that low pressure area developed out in the Gulf,
pretty much off the mouth of Tampa Bay. As the day
wore on and the beginning of some circulation could
be seen on the radar, the Bureau watched "the poten-
tial disturbance" like a hawk.
Meanwhile, those who'd noticed the conditions
couldn't help but remember some of our famous "no-
It was our good luck the system drifted north, but
by Monday it had developed into the second tropical
storm of the season. Named Beryl, it appeared ready to
soak the already soaked Panhandle with more rain and
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predicted five foot tides and surges.
The weather also may be taking a toll on our
hatching sea turtles.
Chuck Shumard tells me recent rains "have caused a
couple of nests at the nursery to fall in. It may be Mother
Nature's way of protecting the nests a little bit," he adds.
Somebody (Mr. Shumard himself, I believe), is
obviously protecting those turtles. One night last week
he released "not quite 1,200 babies," and "once this
rain lets up, I've got another three or four nests ready
Funny thing is that on Anna Maria turtles are still
cared for the "old fashioned" way. That means digging
up most nests and taking the eggs to a nursery, where
they can be properly cared for. The State of Florida is
telling Turtle Watch people to stop doing that, and
leave the nest where they are at most maybe mov-
ing them up the beach a bit.
But that has its problems, too.
Jerris Foote of Mote Marine Laboratory's Turtle
Program says the high surf and tides during the week-
end are overwashing nests on Sarasota area beaches,
packing the sand atop the nests and soaking others with
standing seawater. Even attacking ants can be a prob-
lem for hatching turtles.
Foote emphasizes that humans, not the weather, are
still the biggest danger to hatching turtles. "If they just
exercised some common sense and didn't shine their
lights around nesting areas or especially on the baby
turtles, we'd certainly appreciate it," she said.
We're at the height of the turtle hatching season,
another one of those events on our beaches marking the
end of summer and the beginning of another cycle.
The 48th Annual Labor Day Regatta at the
Sarasota Sailing Squadron is scheduled from Friday,
Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4. Expect to see a lot of
sails on the water that weekend should you be in
Sarasota Bay. More than 250 boaters in 23 classes
throughout the United States are expected to participate
in the Category B Regatta.
Surely one of our areas oldest annual events, the
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The entire Looe Key debacle last week left me
wondering about some of our "friends." First, the U.S.
Coast Guard announced that a 170-foot research ship
working for the University of Miami was grounded on
my personal-favorite diving spot in the Keys. Then
they said it was spilling oil.
"Two hundred gallons of diesel fuel," the Coast
Guard said, obviously based on somebody's eyeball
By the weekend, the Columbus Iselin was refloated
and divers "didn't see any damage to the fuel tanks,"
according to Alyson Simmons of the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary. "There was no indication
of an oil spill," according to the Tampa Tribune.
Turns out "a very light sheen of oil around the
ship" was from its exhaust. That's like when you start
an outboard engine, I guess.
I don't know about you, but I worry a bit when our
"guardians" of the environment can't tell the differ-
ence. Of course, on another level, I'm also very happy
they were wrong about the spill.
Speaking of Looe Key, it remains the best diving
spot either scuba or skin in the Keys. That fact
is especially true now that much of Pennekamp Park's
reefs are dying along with Florida Bay.
Located about 12 miles off Big Pine Key, you can
reach Looe Key via several dive operators on Big Pine
(where you can check out the Key deer at the nearby
sanctuary or almost anywhere on the island at dawn
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Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said anglers ,
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when the weather has held. Wade fishers are catching
trout in fast-moving water, and one angler reported a
catch-and-a-half: a seven and one-half foot nurse shark,
caught near the Skyway Bridge.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
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grunts. The six-hour trip is averaging 100 head of Key
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Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said catch-and-re- What a red!
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Other backwater action includes big, plentiful man-
grove snapper, trout and flounder. Offshore, there are Dave at the Anna M
big mackerel, barracuda and cobia. have been catching some
Capt. Dave on the Neva-Miss said 24-inch dolphin snapper, flounder, some r
are scattered in up to 100 feet of water offshore, along limit, and some small shE
with grouper. His advice is to go after the plentiful Jack at the Rod an<
mangrove snapper or big barracuda near any of the has been dampened du
artificial reefs. have been able to land
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Beach caught this whopper
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ing live shrimp as bait.
[aria City Pier said fishers there
e nice-sized mackerel, mangrove
redfish too large for the legal size
arks in the evenings.
d Reel Pier said fishing action
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Capt. Rick Gross said his clients are catching lots
of mangrove snapper on the seven-mile reef, as well as
a few mackerel. In the backwater, redfish is the best
bet. Despite the good reports of big snook in the bays,
remember that linesiders are still out of season until
Capt. Tom Chaya said that, beside catch-and-re-
lease snook, big redfish, trout and mackerel have kept
his fish box filled.
Capt. Todd Romine said all the indications are
pointing toward a stellar snook season next month, with
a ton of catch-and-release linesiders already coming to
the hook. For now, he suggests taking advantage of
those big redfish in the bay.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he has heard
reports of lots of redfish being caught by wade fishers
near the Anna Maria Island Bridge seagrass beds. Off-
shore, grouper and amberjack seem the best bet, with
some late-summer mackerel still hanging around.
Capt. Phil Shields said he is still catching night-
time sharks in the bay. Offshore, he's doing well with
big red grouper and mangrove snapper..
Capt. Mark Bradow said his charters are catch-
ing sharks, trout, mackerel and a few tarpon, most near
the Skyway Bridge.
Good luck and good fishing.
Soccer season is back
and kicking at
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is hold-
ing registration for fall soccer through Friday, Aug. 26, for
ages 5-16 and the league is adding a new division for ages
14-16. The deadline for sign-up is Aug. 26. Tryouts are
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, for all ages 5-16.
The cost for AMICC members is $25 for the first
child and $20 for additional siblings, for non-members
is $30 for first child and $25 for additional siblings.
Shin guards are required for participation. If play-
ers have used pairs of spikes that no longer fit, please
bring to the center for exchange. Those children inter-
ested in receiving used spikes are limited by availabil-
ity of sizes.
For more information call Scott at 778-1908.
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Christina Firvida, 74, of Bradenton Beach died
Aug. 10 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Cuba, Mrs. Firvida came to Bradenton
Beach from Miami in 1993. She was a homemaker. She
was a Jehovah's Witness.
She is survived by her husband, Ramon; a son,
Ramon II of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Dulce Urbay of
Miami; and a brother, Miguel Morell of Los Angeles.
There will be no visitation or service. Kicliter Fu-
neral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lynald P. Hale
Lynald P. Hale, 75, of Bradenton died Aug. 4 at
There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was held at
St Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, with the
Rev. Benjamin B. Gorr officiating. Memorials may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34209 or to St Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34218. Manasota
Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Lewiston, Maine, Mr. Hale came to
Bradenton from Wethersfield, Conn., in 1970. He was
retired after 25 years as a marine mechanic. He was a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was a
member of the Bradenton Elks Lodge #1511, the
Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society. He was
a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter,
Lynda M. Forte of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three step-
daughters, Kathleen Kayser of Tallahassee, Rosanne
Curry of Jacksonville and Theresa Day of Bowie, Md.;
a son, Thomas R. of Putnam, Conn., 11 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Margaret Cross Halman
Margaret Cross Halman, 92, of Holmes Beach died
Aug. 12 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
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She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Ann
Dempsey of Warren, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
Clyde O0. 'Whitey' Horton
Clyde 0. "Whitey" Horton, 65, of Homes Beach
died Aug. 10 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Wayland, Ky., Mr. Horton came to
Holmes Beach from Chesapeake, Va., in 1962. He was
a retired sales representative for Coca Cola Bottling
Co. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
He was a Conquistador and a charter member of the
Anna Maria Island Privateers. He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran and a merchant marine.
"Whitey was a man who never said no," said Andy
Toombs, president of the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
"If you came to him with a problem or a friend needed
help, Whitey was always there. I don't remember him
ever saying anything bad about anybody or, for that
matter, I can't remember anyone ever saying anything
bad about him.
"Whitey worked hard to keep the Privateers in-
volved with the Island community," said Toombs, "and
supported the entire community. He was always help-
ing wherever anyone needed help."
He is survived by his wife, Rose P.; a daughter,
Cynthia Pitt of Bradenton; a son, Timothy C. of
Holmes Beach; three sisters, Mary E. McClauchlin of
Sequim, Wash., Charlene Olds of Milton and Manda E.
Atkinson of Sebring; three brothers, Claude of
Palachious, Texas, and John G. and Frank D., both of
Chesapeake, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Dan Kilts officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Can-
cer Society, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, FL 34282-0459.
Lloyd McClelland, 77, a winter resident of Anna
Maria, died Aug. 8, 1994, at his home in Canada.
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Funeral services were Aug. 11 in Canada.
Richard F. Mullen Jr.
Richard F. Mullen Jr., 67, of Bradenton died Aug.
10 at home.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Mullen came to
Bradenton from East Northport, Long Island, N.Y., in
1986. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach. He was a member of the Rotary Club of
South Manatee and Westbury, N.Y., Ancient Order of
Hibernians, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in
Commack, N.Y., and Holy Name Society of St. Bernard
Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; two daugh-
ters, Linda MacDonald of Roswell, Ga., and Laurel
Lindauer of Bradenton; four sisters, Florence of Fort
Myers, Geraldine of California, and Averil Caruso and
Diana Zook, both of North Carolina; a brother, Ken-
neth J. of East Northport; and three grandchildren.
Mass was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church with
the Rev. Benjamin Gorr officiating. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memo-
rials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
406 43rd St. W., Suite C, Bradenton, FL 34209, or
Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center, Center for
Cranial Facial Disorders, 5455 Meridian Mark Dr.,
Atlanta, GA 30342.
Daniel R. Ossman
Daniel R. Ossman, 72, of Holmes Beach died on
Aug. 9 in Greenbriar Nursing Center.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Ossman moved to
Holmes Beach in 1990 from Crystal Lake, Ill. He was
a self-employed bindery operator for J. Came, Inc., in
Chicago for 20 years. He was a past president of High
12, a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island and a member of Sahib Shrine Temple in
Sarasota. He was a member and a church deacon of
Roser Memorial Community Church. He was a retired
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U.S. Navy captain and active in the Naval Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine B.; a daughter,
Marian R. Collins of Framingham, Mass.; a son David
R. of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the Friends of the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Grace Constance Miller
Grace Constance Miller Sponberg, 73, a winter
resident who lived in Palmetto, died Aug. 10, 1994 in
Services were held in Morton, Wash., and a memo-
rial will be held in Marquette next spring.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Sponberg came to
this area in 1984. She was a teacher at Michigan State
University, and for the last 10 years she was music di-
rector at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
Mrs. Sponberg is survived three sons, Arvid "Gus"
of Valparaiso, Ind., Eric of Newport, Rhode Island, and
Karl of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Mary Fedley of
Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ingrid Stafford of Evanston, Ill.;
and six grandchildren.
Charlie 'Hub' Zagame
Charlie "Hub" Zagame, 62, of Bradenton Beach,
died Aug. 13, 1994 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service
will be held Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post #24,2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Born in Boston, Mr. Zagame came to Bradenton
Beach in 1972 from Hopedale, Miss. He was owner
and operator of Hub Air Conditioning & Refrigeration,
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SALE ON ANNA MARIA
June Gilley, manager of The Prudential Florida
Realty's Anna Maria Island office congratulates both
Karin Stephan and Debbie Thrasher on their re-
cent $1,000,000 sale of four Island Paradise Condo-
Karin Stephan is the office's leading sales as-
sociate for the month of July with over $1.3 million
closed. Karin is an A-Team member of ThePruden-
tial Florida Realty's International division as well as
the company's prestigious Leading Edge Society.
Inc. until he sold the business in 1991. He was a mem-
ber of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post #24,
Moose Lodge #1223 and VFW Post 10141.
Mr. Zagame is survived by his wife, Cheryl of
Bradenton Beach; a daughter, Charlene of Key Largo;
a son, Charles of Bradenton; two sisters, Jennie Berg
and Ruth Quigg, both of Long Island, NY; two broth-
ers, George Zagame of Holmes Beach and Paul
Zagame of Massachusetts.
The Island Poet
As I walked along, a pleasant aroma stopped
me, that I remembered years ago,
For my footsteps had carried me to a bakery
shop where I watched a baker kneading dough,
Which brought back pleasant memories of
those days of yore,
Of all the wonderful people who came to our
Of that big strong man who brought us those
great big blocks of ice,
And us kids would wait 'til he came in and rush
out and steal a slice.
And of the man who sold fruits and vegetables
up and down the street.
How we loved to take an apple from his cart
and give it to 'his horse to eat.
And there was the milkman who went from
door to door each day,
He was always so pleasant. But they all just
seemed to fade away.
But here I am reminiscing about things that
won't come back once more,
And I'll have to satisfy myself with the aroma
oozing from this baker's door.
201 35th St. Gorgeous Gulf views. Strong
building in quiet neighborhood. Could be
annual rentals. $535,000.
Two mourning doves
in a prickly pear tree
At first glance it looks like a slender tree, but a
second take reveals this to be a seed shoot growing
from the center of a giant yucca. The cactus, which is
approximately 30 feet high, has found especially
fertile ground in a stand of sea oats just off the Gulf
end of Palmetto Avenue in Anna Maria. Two mourn-
ing doves find the branches of the shoot a safe
vantage point. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Probably the least expensive ground level 2 bed-
room condo unit on the Island. Poolside and yet
close to the beach. Furnished for only $70,000.
Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 g
GULF FRONT CONDOS Efficiencies,
1 BR, 1 BA and 2BR, 1 BA. From $525 to
$700 mo. plus utilities.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR, 2BA, furn.
$900 plus utilities.
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Thank you all!
GREAT BUY! Steps to the beach. Four 2BR units
in 2 well maintained buildings. For less than $70,000
per unit, you can own this "Island Gold Mine."
Call Robin Kollar 778-7244
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1800 Gulf Dr
116 La Costa
2400 Av A
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102 Sunbow Bay 4
4701 3rd Av
527 74th St
602 North Point Dr
6400 Flotilla Dr
73 Westbay P & M
674 Key Royale Dr
7000 Gulf Dr
207 Tiffany Place
7406 Marina Dr
2 story duplex
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA with gor-
geous sunset views. Beautiful tile floor, pool, cov-
ered parking, great rental history $185,000. #58348.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 MLS U[
El Conquistador! Spectacular views of
Sarasota Bay from every room. Spacious &
light. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Ultimate in golf,
vacation & luxury. Reduced to $214,900.
#58829. Call T. Dolly Young, 778-5427.
Martinique! Great southern view of sun-
kissed Gulf beaches. Turnkey furnished! 2
bedroom, 2 bath. Heated pool, tennis, secured
lobby. $154,900. #55723. Call Carol Heinze,
792-5721 for appointment to see!
Island Paradise! Elegant, chic, spacious
Gulffront condo. Wall of mirrors extends pan-
oramic views! 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Decorator-
furnished. Reduced to $329,000. #58898. Call
Karin Stephan, 366-1267.
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ealtyf Drive nc. Holmes each, FL 34217
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
NEW LISTING: Great potential with this 3BR/2BA
home located a short walking distance to the
beach. Electric, plumbing & A/C updated. 3rd
bedroom & bath could be guest suite with sepa-
rate outside entrance. Deeded boat slip.
Homeowners Warranty. $114,500. Call Zee
Catanese 778-0777 or 794-8991 eves.
EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT VIEW: Two
bedroom, two bath turnkey furnished condo on
Intracoastal waterway. Put your feet up, grab your
drink and watch the world sail by. Reduced to
$119,900. Call Jennifer Jones 795-2865 eves.
MARTINIQUE: Original owner never rented -
two bedroom, two bath condo with Gulf views
from almost every room. Bright and peachy clean
with many updates plus garage. Priced at
$165,000. Please call Carol R. Williams for show-
ing, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
FALL IN LOVE with this convenient ground floor
condo! It's completely re-decorated with tasteful
colors in furnishings and window treatments. The
enclosed lanai has view of the water and
greenbelt area. New A/C, close to pool. Come see
how nice it would be to live here! $137,500. Call
Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
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Exceptional business location on busy Pine Street
in Anna Maria. 52.1x145' zoned commercial. Great
buy at $79,500. Call today. After hours Agnes
Tooker, 778-5287, or Kathy Granstad, 778-4136.
REDUCED! $285,000 GULF FRONT elevated 2BR/
2BA with elevator, recently renovated. Panoramic
Gulf views from great beach house. #54595. Call
Dick Maher 778-2261 or eves: 778-6791.
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA with gor-
geous sunset views. Beautiful tile floor, pool, cov-
ered parking, great rental history $185,000. #58348.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-2261 or 778-4931.
WESTBAY COVE Lovely 2BR/2BA unit. Upgraded
carpet, ceramic tile kitchen & baths. Lanai overlook-
ing Anna Maria Sound. Northernmost unit, tranquil
& private. $152,500. #54696. Call Rose Schnoerr
778-2261 or 778-7780.
LONGBOAT KEY SPECIAL OFFERING Spectacu-
lar panoramic views. Direct bayfront, canal entry. 3BR/
2BA-,isg4er home, large caged pool. Includes 2
buildable lots.-$900,ooo0005651. Call Nick Patsios for
escorted tour. 778-2261 or "Nkic at Nigh 778-4642.
GULF FRONT COMPLEX 2BR/2BA, very nice unit
on top floor. Vertical blinds, all appliances, under build-
ing parking, well maintained grounds & locked pool
area for security. $178,000. MLS#58146. Helen White
off: 778-2261 or eves: 778-6956.
CHARMING "GRAND CAYMEN". Perico Bay Club's
largest villa. 2BR/2BA+den, 2 car garage, glass lanai, fam-
ily rm, cathedral ceilings, lovely decorating. $159,900.
#56690. Call Marilyn Trevethan 778-2261 or 792-8477.
WHY YOU BUY IN FLORIDA! Light, bright, open, high
ceilings. 2BR/2BA just steps to beautiful beach. Quiet
streets, palm trees, hibiscus hedge. All that Florida
means! $169,900. MLS#57385. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
off: 778-2261 or eves: 778-2692.
DUPLEX-EXCELLENT RENTAL PROPERTY with
Gulf view. Only one lot from Gulf beaches. 2 turnkey
furnished units in A-1 condition. $199,900. #56222.
Call Harold Small off: 778-2261 or eves: 792-8628.
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Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Excel- ered parking and stora!
lent second home or rental investment. Offered at opportunity. Priced at
$129,900. Call Dave Moynihan. Moynihan.
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RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, second DIRECT GULFFRONT
floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, clubhouse, apartment on wide, sand
sauna and on site management. Deeded beach investment property ors
access and excellent rental program. Priced at $99,900. Call Dave Moy
$94,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
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3805 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
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This conveniently located complex is within walking
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GULF FRONT ESTATE Located directly on beautiful Gulf
Beach! Custom-built home includes a unique design of three
separate structures. Spacious plan of 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
plus Master Suite. Lush tropical landscaping offers complete
privacy. Gulf front parcel of over 1/2 acre. Asking $950,000
& available terms. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.
263 feet on the water. That's about average water frontage. If
you're at the end of one of Key Royale's dead-end streets.
Where you get the most privacy. And the most water. Average
water frontage is 100 feet at $225,000 (see 624 Foxworth as
an example) ergo $2,250 a water foot. At 631 Foxworth at
$525,000 with 263 feet of water, that figures at $1,996.20. Gee,
that's pretty cheap; maybe 631 Foxworth is worth more? Rea-
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ABOVE GROUND POOL: 21', used only 2 months,
fully equipped with all upgrades. New $2,800 will sell
for $1,000 firm. 778-0542.
CREAM DOUBLE DRESSER w/mirror $50, desk
vanity $35, king headboard $10, upholstered side
chairs $40, marble top table, Oriental & Cape de
Monte decorator pieces. 778-4315.
WANTED! 6 foot (only) full sized sleeper sofa. Must
be clean and good quality. Will pay top $. 778-5448.
FUTON FRAME, 3 position, double-bed sized, $40
obo. Toddler bed, Evenflo, Sears mattress, slept in
twice $60 obo. Call 778-6674.
JACUZZI, 8' x 8', seats 8 with double lounger. Blue
interior with cedar. 2 years old. $3,000 new. $1,100.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
FINAL MOVING SALE! Sat., Aug. 20. 10 2. North
Beach Village, 63rd & Holmes Blvd. #63. For an-
tiques & art work, call before Sat. 779-1611.
GARAGE SALE! Fri. & Sat., Aug. 19 & 20. 8 4.
Blinds, furniture, nick-nacks, clothes, craft items, bi-
cycles and lamps.
IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
STUDENT offers dog walking service. Experienced.
Call Sky Beard, 778-2923.
74 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANGENIA convertible,
bright yellow, good condition, must see to appreciate.
$1,200 firm or trade. 778-1767.
WANTED: '73 or older automobiles, 4 door, hard top,
loaded, only in excellent condition. 778-0283
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your dock or marina. Free brochure and coupon.
SAND FLEA CATCHER, all stainless steel. Stone
crab and nut cracker. 778-2190.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Dorothy Steven, 795-0148 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
HOUSEKEEPER needed immediately. Excellent pay
& atmosphere. Apply in person Mon.- Fri., 9-1. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
SALES REPRESENTATIVE needed Environmental
Systems. No financial investment required, no cold
calling. Diane O'Neill, 778-7897.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
much more. Protect your investment. Call Damon on
mobile number 356-4649. Please leave a message
for quick reply if not available.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, or-
ganizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck.) 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
PERSONAL ASTROLOGY In-depth, detailed, per-
sonality profile $25. Predictive life analysis for any
5yr. period stated $30. Past life lessons carried over
to present life & part of fortune $25. Send birthdate
& time, birth city & state, w/check or m.o. to "Hope
Star" 3781 Osage St. Stow, Ohio 44224.
PLAN AHEAD! Before & after school care, with
snacks in safe, fun environment. Lisa, 778-6438.
NO JOB TOO SMALL! College student, father of
three, trying to make ends meet. Lawns, tree trim-
ming, etc. Lifelong resident, ref. Keith, 778-6438.
PURPLE PANTHER MOWING. Experienced teen-
age yard workers. Reasonable rate, good quality
mowing, gardening, trimming, ect. (We have our
own tools) Please call 778-0099.
CLEANING, residential work for over 15 years, ex-
cellent references. Call Barbara, 779-2024.
GIVE A VETERAN a chance to save you 25% on
paint & permanent coating for your home. Licensed
& insured. Free estimates. 329-6475.
CHILD CARE 2 3 openings. Daycare setting.
Planned activities. Bradenton Beach location. Call
Lynne, 778-4657. Reasonable rates. ....
HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentiaVCommercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, painting, carpen-
try, roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs. Work
guaranteed. Low prices. 778-0410.
WHERE can you sell that old Chevy? The Islander
gets fast results from Classifieds!
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Year Island Resident
MOST CARS $85
and we come to you with
complete mobile service!
We do it all for one low price.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal &
Polish, Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires,
Shampoo Carpets & Seats, Dress Interior,
Satin-Black Under Carriage, Engine
Cleaned & Silicone Protected.
Everything included for $85 -
on a normal size car. And our mobile
service means no one has to drive
your car. By appointment,
at your home or office.
Call mobile service number: 356-4649
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MARINERS COVE annual, 2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace,
jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of
intracoastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Williams
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SMUGGLERS LANDING beautifully furnished
condo, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, sailboat water slip
available. $900 per month. Call Martha Williams at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
WE HAVE GREAT RENTALS Short term & long
term! Gulf-front, condos, canal homes, duplexes.
Call Debbie Thrasher for all your rental needs at The
Prudential Florida Realty. 778-0766 or 778-3395.
BRAND NEW! 2BR/2BA, yearly, bay front complex
with pool, covered parking. $675. to $725 per month
incl. water/sewer, trash & cable. 778-4777.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW, steps to beach, 2BR/
2BA, 1 car garage, pools, tennis, complete turnkey.
August thru May. 813-265-1766 or 884-0222.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL. 1 BR/1 BA, electric & utili-
ties included, fully furnished in quiet neighborhood.
No pets, no kids. 778-9413.
SEASONAL Anna Maria City. New Island home. 3BR/
2BA, large screen porch, W/D, cable TV, micro &
more. No smokers or pets. 813-447-8094 or 778-0729.
LOVELY Anna Maria Gulffront vacation apts. Fur-
nished 2/3BR, sundeck, porch, cable, microwave,
weekly plus & no pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. No street to cross for
a short walk to beach. 778-1576.
GULF FRONT Fall special! 3BR/2BA vacation
rental! Best on beach in Anna Maria. Sept., Oct.
$600 per week. Reserve Now: 778-3171.
WANTED TO RENT 2 or 3 bedroom house on
deep water canal. Arriving Sept. 3. Job transfer, no
children, no pets. Up to $800 per month, annual.
Ask for Don, 810-673-9675.
.THE BEST BEACH VALUE! Fully furnished 1 bed-
-aJrFloridian style home. 2 blocks from Gulf
Beaches Locaxd.n,.Holmes Beach. A paradise
hideaway. $199 per we6k: Tt;iy week or month.
Call for more information, 813-778-4229.
ANNUAL North Holmes Beach location. Charming,
clean and quiet, 2BR/1 BA, upper duplex. $600 per
month, plus $600 security includes water & cable.
Call 778-6198 or 748-4842 ext. 23.
WANTED! Looking for long term apartment to rent
or share. Call Mike, 778-6360.
BEAUTIFUL1 BR turn-key furnished apartment. 100
yds to Gulf. $650 per month until January. No pets.
STUDIO, 100 ft. to beach. Holmes Beach. $120
weekly, 2 wk minimum. $440 monthly. Call 778-
0727 or 355-0450.
SEASONAL, MONTH or WEEK. A tropical paradise
garden, heated pool, 2BR/2BA condo. 1 block to
beach and shopping. 813-778-0032. Casa Sierra,
Gulf Dr. at 36th St.
WANTED: 3BR/2BA unfurnished house in Anna
Maria or Holmes Beach. Annual lease beginning
mid Sept. $800/month. Call Sandy 778-4904.
MARINA DRIVE, 5 room, 2BR, 2 blocks to beach.
Annual, $650 per month including storage room,
water & trash. $400 security. Call 778-5391.
ANNUAL, unfurnished on beach. 1BR/1BA, living-
dining, kitchen, screened porch with washer/dryer
WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fri., Sat. & Sun. $160. 1BR/
1BA Gulf front condo. Beautiful beach, beautiful
sunsets. Weekly, $300. 778-2832.
BRADENTON BEACH, 2BR/1 BA, unfurnished, walk
to beach. Available now, $550 per month. No pets.
Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MAINLAND, 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, close to shop-
ping, screened lanais. $650 per month. Call island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ENJOY the best months on the beach. 1 BR/1 BA
conveniently located in Holmes Beach. Monthly
$350, weekday, week-end OK. Call 746-7928.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Furnished Perica Island 2BR/
2BA townhouse with den. Available immediately.
$1,100/mo. 2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club villa available
immediately. Quiet, gated community with pool and
tennis $825/mo. Michael Saunders & Company,
REAL ESTATE WANTED. Private party, cash
buyer, quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
"PERICO BAY CLUB" 1 bedroom condo near pool
& spa. Only $79,900. Call anytime. Marilyn
Trevethan, Neal & Neal Realtors. 813-778-2261.
CASH BUYER. Real Estate wanted. Confidential,
private party, quick closing. Anna Maria, Holmes &
Bradenton Beach. 800-468-4443.
100 FT OF NEW seawall & boat dock, 3BR, 2.5BA,
split-design, southerly exposure, manicured lawn with
auto sprinkler system, living room, dining room, eat-in
kitchen, 2-car garage, 1880 sf. $219,500. 778-7837.
BY OWNER 4 unit rental complex two buildings
- oversized lot. 150 ft. from beach, flowing well for
watering. Owner operated for 25 years. $365,000.
111 & 113 36th St., Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
ISLAND in the Sun, 3100 Gulf Dr., 2BR/2BA
townhouse, pool, $600. Westbay Point & Moorings,
6500 Flotilla, 2BR/2BA bayfront, $840. Neal & Neal
Realtors, 778-9477 & 800-422-6325.
AUCTION ON THE BEACH
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Gulf Coast Real Estate wanted. Unbeatable oppor-
tunity to convert Real Estate into cash. Feature your
home, condo, rental or lot in the Auction held at the
Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach. 11am,
Sat., Sept. 3. Brokers protected. Higgenbotham
Auctioneers Int'l Ltd. Inc. Licensed Real Estate Bro-
ker. AU305AB158. 800-257-4161.
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's com-
puterized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-
Sell Realty Counselors. 795-0616.
WATERFRONT LOT, Holmes Beach canal, view of
Skyway. 66' on excellent seawall, ready to build.
812 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
Sunday 2 PM to 4 PM
Come and see this attractive beach front home lo-
cated southeast of the Anna Maria Fishing Pier.
3BR/2BA with one of the finest beaches and gor-
geous views. Family room, stone fireplace, deck,
garage and fruit trees, $425,000. Jeanette
Rampone, 747,2244 for information.
BEAUTIFUL new home located on North Anna
Maria, 3BR/2BA, large double garage, 1590 sq. ft.
Call Quality Builders today, 778-7127.
THE ISLANDER gets fantastic classified ad results.
"25 calls the first day for my rental." ... "A woman in
Ohio called her son in Sarasota to come look at my
hot tub!" ... Get great results for garage sales too!
DEADLINE: MONDAY at NOON for Wed. publica-
tion. UP to 3 line minimum includes approximately
21 words $4.50. Additional lines $1.50 each. Box:
$2.00. Classified ads for businesses are 6.50 for 21
words. $2.00 per additional line. Box: $2.00. Ads
must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail to 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're be-
tween D. Coy Ducks and Chez Andre in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.
778-2586 tL MARV KAy < Eve:778-6771
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Walk/Jog Step/Circuit Aerobics
Body Sculpting Stretching Exercise
By Appointment: Call 779-2129
Cherie A Deen LMT
H|&_ Now Accepting Appointments
Gift Certificates Available
IIOME REPAIR CO.
Installation & Repair Interior & Exterior
ALL HANDICAP CONVERSIONS:
Handrails, Ramps, etc.
Carpentry Decks* Dry Wall Kitchen & Bath
23 Years Experience Island Resident Local References
for free home
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parks or condos but
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SSCHOOL to be aware of
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5 O'Clock Marine
412 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
A Paradise, Inc., Realtor
3001 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
A Paradise Cruise
3018 Ave. C Holmes Beach
Air & Energy
3500 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
778-0773 24 Hour Service
The Anchorage Restaurant
101 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
Anna Maria City Hall
1005 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
Anna Maria Glass
5600 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Anna Maria Realty, Inc.
9805 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
10003 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
5501 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Christies's Plumbing Co.
5508 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
City of Bradenton Beach
107 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach
Dick Wagner Realty, Inc.
2217 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
Dolores M. Baker Real Estate
2810 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
The Islander Bystander
5408 Marina Dr. Island Shopping Center
3901 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
First Union National Bank
5327 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Fran Maxon Real Estate
9701 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes
Anna Maria and Manatee & Sarasota Counties
Harlan's 1-Hour Photo
3332 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
5626 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach City Hall
5901 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach Mini Storage
3018 Ave. C Holmes Beach
Irene's Resort Wear
5308 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Island Animal Clinic
5343 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Island Inn Restaurant
1701 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
213 54th Street Holmes Beach
Island Real Estate
6101 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Island Rental Service
5340 E. Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Jim Mixon Insurance Co., Inc.
5412 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Key Income Tax
5500 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
LaPensee Plumbing, Inc.
5348B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Mister Roberts Resortwear
5340A Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
John Norman, D.D.S.
5350 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-7898 "Excellence In Dentistry"
Otey & Associates
3909 E. Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
50t8 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
of Anna Maria Island
The Prudential Florida Realty
5340 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
901 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
9807 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
Sun & Surf
5418 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
True Value Home Hardware
5324 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2811 Fax 778-6982
Tylers Ice Cream
11904 Cortez Rd. Cortez
5347 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach